Asia


The Belt And Road Initiative And The Promise Of Development: Economic Empowerment, Debt-Trap Diplomacy And Security Risks

In September 2013, during a visit to Nur-Sultan (formerly Astana), Kazakhstan, President Xi Jinping of China spoke of an initiative that would “open the strategic regional thoroughfare from the Pacific Ocean to the Baltic Sea, and gradually move toward the set-up of a network of transportation that connects Eastern, Western […]


Anheuser-Busch InBev Has Taken A Step Forward With Cybersecurity

The world’s largest brewer, the Belgian multinational Anheuser-Busch InBev, will be opening a cybersecurity hub based in Israel with the purpose of preventing malicious attacks from damaging the data within the company. The city Tel Aviv on Israel’s Mediterranean coast, was picked to be the location of the company research […]


Indonesian Police Ban Violent Protests And Separatist Speeches In Papua 1

On Friday, Indonesian Chief Security Minister Wiranto announced that the police force had banned violent demonstrations and separatist speeches in Papua following two weeks of widespread demonstrations against racial and ethnic discrimination in the region. Some protestors have called for restored internet access and the removal of extra troops deployed […]


UN Calls For Accountability In Most Recent Saudi-UAE Coalition Airstrike That Killed 100 People

The United Nations’s delegate in Yemen condemned an airstrike at a prison run by Houthi rebels, one that could be considered the deadliest done this year by the Saudi-UAE coalition, according to the Yemen Data Project and Al Jazeera. Martin Griffiths, who was elected as the Special Envoy of the […]


Human Rights Activists In Afghanistan Are Under Increased Attack, Amnesty International Report States

In a briefing released on the 28th August Amnesty International reported that Afghanistan’s human rights community are under increased attacks from the authorities and armed groups. The report Defenseless Defenders: Attacks on Afghanistan’s Human Rights Community, claims activists and human rights defenders face intensifying intimidation, harassment, threats and violence. In September […]


Conflict In Pakistan And Internally Displaced Persons Living With Disability

Increased scholarly attention on disability awareness in Pakistan has uncovered significant information and service gaps that exist for people who have been internally displaced and are living with disabilities from Northwest Pakistan and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). Studies reveal that instances of mental disorders are growing within internally displaced […]


Indian Citizenship List Excludes Nearly Two Million In Assam State

India published a list on Saturday which in essence disqualifies the citizenship rights and claims of about 1.9 million people living in the state of Assam. Located in the northeast region of the nation, according to BBC News, Assam has long been a hotbed for anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant, anti-Bangladeshi sentiments. The […]